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Old 04-23-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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How to load KDE (instead of GNOME) on startup?


Hi,
I changed inittab in Slackware 9.1, so that X would auto load on startup. But now GNOME comes up, and I want KDE back...
How do I make it so?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Run xwmconfig from the command line. You should be able to chose the default window manager.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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Edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.4 file. Rearrange it so the kdm paragrph come before the gdm paragraph.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:15 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, will do.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:33 PM   #5
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You can also change the link in /etc/X11/xinit to point to the window manager of your choice.

Unlink the old one like this: unlink xinitrc
Then link to the one you want like this: ln -s xinitrc.kde xinitrc
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:51 PM   #6
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OR... you can just stick with the xwmconfig command... it is much more simple.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 09:53 AM   #7
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Yes it is. But it is also nice to know HOW your system works, isn't it
 
Old 04-24-2004, 10:00 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by coffeedrinker
Yes it is. But it is also nice to know HOW your system works, isn't it
Sure, but it isn't as fast or efficient as using xwmconfig.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 11:53 AM   #9
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lol...I gave them all a try.
xwmconfig is cool if you want a friendly version of your window manager options...though it was easy enough just to rearrange /etc/rc.d/rc.4file.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 01:20 PM   #10
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These days you can just do:

echo DESKTOP=KDE > /etc/sysconfig/desktop

or

echo DESKTOP=GNOME > /etc/sysconfig/desktop

obviously depending on your preference.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 01:43 PM   #11
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I've just always avioded installing the Nasty Gnome. No problem!
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin.Buser View Post
These days you can just do:

echo DESKTOP=KDE > /etc/sysconfig/desktop

or

echo DESKTOP=GNOME > /etc/sysconfig/desktop

obviously depending on your preference.
A) This thread is in the Slackware forum. Those commands won't do a damn thing on Slackware. Seems like People tend to like to answer questions even if they don't really know the answer
B) This thread died well over 6 years ago. Why in the world would you bring it back to the top?

Adam

Last edited by adamk75; 12-16-2010 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:28 PM   #13
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This happens all the time, and won't be fixed by requesting novice forum users not to resurrect old threads. IMHO threads should be shut after 3 months without activity. If anybody wants to resurrect an old thread, they can just create a new one with a link to the old thread.
 
  


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